1. Lil Kim Brings Out Missy Elliott, Eve For NYC Show

    May 19, 2012 12:30 PM EDT Last night (May 18), Lil' Kim brought her "Return of the Queen" tour to Bronx's Paradise Theater for a comeback show that promised surprise guests as well as billed opening acts Saigon , Papoose , Cassidy and Shyheim. Her rolodex still runs deep, with rappers including…

  2. 88-Keys Talks the Making of 'Watch the Throne' Track, 'No Church in the Wild'

    August 11, 2011 12:05 PM EDT A funny thing happened on the way home from Saigon and Just Blaze 's show at the Apple store, in SoHo, on June 10. Producer/rapper 88-Keys decided to stop by Kanye West 's spot to say a quick 'hello.' Little did 88-Keys know that he'd be invited to a "Watch the…

  3. Bob Dylan Plays Vietnam, Venue Only Half-Full

    April 11, 2011 8:36 AM EDT After nearly five decades of singing about a war that continues to haunt a generation of Americans, legendary performer Bob Dylan finally got his chance to see Vietnam at peace. The American folk singer and songwriter known for his anti-war anthems gave a special concert Sunday in the former…

  4. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: The Grammy Effect

    March 03, 2011 4:12 PM EST The effects of the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards are being felt on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart this week as winners and performers experience decent gains. Firstly, Eminem' s Best Rap Album -- winning "Recovery" reclaims the No. 1 spot with 61,000 copies (up 60%, according to…

  5. Joe Budden, Saigon Indie Releases Coming

    August 18, 2009 4:26 PM EDT Rappers Joe Budden and Saigon, both former major label acts who are currently signed with online label and promotional company Amalgam Digital, will see their new releases and back catalogues distributed by E1 Music (formerly Koch Records), in a deal announced by the companies today. The…

  6. Rapper Saigon Splits With Atlantic

    May 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After numerous delayed release dates for his debut album, rapper Saigon has officially departed Atlantic Records, to which he signed in 2004. After numerous delayed release dates for his debut album, rapper Saigon has officially departed Atlantic Records, to which he signed in 2004. A lone…

  7. The Roots Bump 'Birthday' From New Album

    April 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The intended first single from the Roots' new album, which features Fall Out Boy's Patrick Stump, has fallen off of "Rising Down," due April 29 via Def Jam. The intended first single from the Roots' new album, which features Fall Out Boy's Patrick Stump, has…

  8. Black August / August 26 2007 / New York, New York. (Nokia Theater)

    August 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The annual Black August concert, which honors freedom fighters and political prisoners, took over New York’s Nokia Theater on Sunday, August 26th, with a huge hip-hop bill that included Dead Prez, T The annual Black August concert, which honors freedom fighters and political prisoners, took…

  9. 9th Wonder's 'Dream' Comes True With New Album

    August 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Little Brother rapper/producer 9th Wonder will release his solo debut, "Dream Merchant Vol. 2," Oct. 9 via Six Hole/Hall of Justus Records. Little Brother rapper/producer 9th Wonder will release his solo debut, "Dream Merchant Vol. 2," Oct. 9 via Six Hole/Hall of Justus…

  10. 46OnTV

    November 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 13-20, 2006. MONDAY, NOV. 13 "GAC Nights," Great American Country Featured artist(s): Sugarland. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured artist(s): George Jones (also scheduled: Robin Williams). "The Tonight Show with Jay…

  11. 'Mamma Mia!' Vegas Premiere Draws ABBA Stars

    February 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad, once one-half of the Swedish group ABBA, are scheduled to attend an invitation-only premiere of the musical "Mamma Mia!" Thursday (Feb. 13) at the Mandalay Bay Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad, once one-half of the Swedish group ABBA,…

  12. Mos Def, Jurassic 5 Lead 'N.V.A.' Compilation

    December 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST Mos Def, Jurassic 5, and members of Dilated Peoples and D12 are among the hip-hop heavy hitters appearing on Avatar Records' "N.V.A. -- Straight From the Crates, Vol. 1" CD compilation, due Jan. 28. Mos Def, Jurassic 5, and members of Dilated Peoples and D12 are among the hip…